Launch Summer Accelerator

Use your summer with purpose.

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Apply to the Launch Summer Accelerator, an 8-week program that gives you the tools you need to accelerate your venture.

Application Deadline

Deadline: June 11, 2020 by 11:59 pm

How does the program work?

Internship cancelled? Stuck at home? Worrried about losing traction? You can still make progress on your venture or idea this summer by joining us for this virtual experience, which will provide you the content, contacts and coaching you need to move forward.

Selected teams will meet regularly during the week to work on and launch their venture. Teams will have access to:

  • Techstars national resources
  • Mentorship
  • Industry leader expertise
  • Founder roundtables with your cohort
  • Workshops - and more!

Teams that meet program requirements will also have the opportunity to compete for prize money at the end of the summer.

Don't have a venture, but still interested in using your summer with purpose? Apply as a free-agent and work with a team!

What's my time commitment?

Teams must commit to the full duration of the program, which is June 15-August 20, 2020. Day of week for program call TBD.

Selected teams should expect to spend about 1.5 hours per week on virtual program calls and another 10-15 hours working on their venture.

Who can apply?

UB Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars is proud to host a new summer accelerator for undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent grads from the 2019-2020 academic year.

We also welcome students from other SUNY institutions or Blackstone LaunchPad campuses to apply.

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